Specialized Services for Hybrid Owners:
Our mission is to support the environmentally conscientious practice of reduce, reuse, and recycle. Hybrid vehicles not only help to reduce air pollution, but also help to combat climate change by reducing the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. In addition, we diminish our impact on landfill growth with the reuse of refurbished batteries and recycling battery components.
In addition to the Services provided for all cars, trucks, and SUVs, we offer specialized services for Hybrid owners.
HYBRID VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
- Hybrid battery health test – measures percentage of capacity and provides a health rating (excellent, good, fair, or poor)
- Hybrid battery filter and vent cleaning
- Hybrid transaxle fluid exchange
- Hybrid inverter coolant replacement – includes air purge
Symptoms of Hybrid Battery Failure:
- Warning lights
- Reduced torque/acceleration
- Battery loses charge quickly
- Battery fills up quickly
- Battery won’t charge
- Reduced fuel economy
- Diminished overall performance
- Vehicle won’t start
Life Cycle of Hybrid Battery Failure:
- Lights come on the dash
- Lack of power or vehicle won’t accelerate
- The hybrid battery fan running all of the time (in rear)
- Vehicle won’t start
All of the above can happen in a matter of days, to a week, to a month. When you start having symptoms, this is your opportunity to get the vehicle to where you want it to be before you have to tow it. If the vehicle is failing, or has failed, it’s better for it to be at the shop. The sooner we get the vehicle in the work queue, and get all of the information, the sooner you can get back on the road.
HYBRID BATTERY RECONDITIONING & REPAIR
Our technology allows us to put hybrid batteries through an 18 to 24 hour deep discharging and charging cycle, to break up crystalline formation inside the battery and restore lost capacity. What makes our technology different from other companies is that it allows us to evaluate each cell individually. We take this information and use it to build batteries by capacity to fit any customer’s budget. Our most popular battery is a 5-year / 55,000-mile warranty installed, with a Like New capacity. The greater the warranty, the higher the capacity with the best longevity. In addition, all of our batteries are balanced and paired for optimal performance.
Other hybrid battery repair companies claim to have reconditioned and refurbished hybrid batteries but can’t prove it. All you can do is take their word for it, and in such cases, you are essentially buying a warranty instead of a quality battery. This is all due to using substandard technology that ultimately relies on guess work. Like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. Choose Dave’s Performance Hybrids for the best value for your dollar and customer experience.
With this technology, we can prove with confidence the battery we are installing is the best value for the dollar with the best warranty.
HYBRID BATTERY MAINTENANCE
Hybrid batteries require minimal maintenance. Changing the Hybrid fan filter and cleaning vents is the best way to prevent heat build-up, which is the #1 enemy of batteries. Batteries are like muscles, if you don’t exercise them, they get weak. For this reason, driving your vehicle on a regular basis will help prevent a premature battery failure. Also, not allowing the vehicle to sit for extended periods of time is recommended.
New vs. Reconditioned Hybrid batteries
Hybrid battery reconditioning is a cost saving method for battery replacement. Some of our customers prefer a New battery, which we also have available. Toyota dealers only provide a 1-year warranty on their new hybrid batteries. However, we provide a 5-year warranty (no mileage limitation) on the same battery, and we’ll sell it to you for less.